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So hab ich wirklich dich verloren

Language: German (Deutsch)

So hab ich wirklich dich verloren,
Bist du, o [Schöne]1, mir entflohn?
Noch klingt in den gewohnten Ohren
Ein jedes Wort, ein jeder Ton.

So wie des Wandrers Blick am Morgen
Vergebens in die Lüfte dringt,
[Wenn]2, in dem blauen Raum verborgen,
Hoch über ihm die Lerche singt:

So dringet ängstlich hin und wieder
Durch Feld und Busch und Wald mein Blick;
Dich rufen alle meine Lieder;
O komm, Geliebte, mir zurück!


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA POL SPA

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Confirmed with Goethe's Werke, Vollständige Ausgabe letzter Hand, Erster Band, Stuttgart und Tübingen, in der J.G.Cottaschen Buchhandlung, 1827, page 67; and with Goethe's Schriften, Achter Band, Leipzig, bey Georg Joachim Göschen, 1789, page 117.

1 Ludwig Berger: "Teure"
2 Schubert (Neue Gesamtausgabe): "Wann"

Submitted by Emily Ezust and Peter Rastl

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "A la allunyada", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Aan de vertrokkene", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "To the distant one", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "À celle qui est loin", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "A colei che se n'è andata", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Ariel E. Ramos) , "A la distante", copyright © 2004, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

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To the distant one

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

So have I truly lost you?
Have you, o fair one, fled from me?
Yet still I can hear in my accustomed ears 
Every word, every tone of your voice.

Just as the wanderer's gaze in the morning
Searchingly pierces the heavens in vain
When, concealed in the blue expanse
High above, the lark sings to him:

So does my gaze anxiously search here and there,
Through field and bush and forest,
Singing to you through all my songs,
O come, my darling, back to me!


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832), "An die Entfernte", written 1778, first published 1789 CAT DUT FRE ITA POL SPA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Johann Anton André, Ludwig Berger, Henk Bijvanck, Johann Heinrich Carl Bornhardt, Moritz, Graf von Dietrichstein, Robert Emmerich, Georg Gerson, Karl Friedrich Ludwig Hellwig, Konrad Heubner, Carl August Heymann-Rheineck, Franz Hünten, Josephine Lang, Arnold Mendelssohn, Friedrich August Naubert, Robert Radecke, Benedikt Randhartinger, Johann Friedrich Reichardt, Ján Josef Rösler, Franz Rudolph, Friedrich Schaffner, Louis Schlottmann, Franz Peter Schubert, Václav Jan Křtitel Tomášek, Karl Friedrich Zelter, Hermann Karl Josef Zilcher, Winfried Zillig. Go to the text.

 

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